Fast Pitch Hawaii Started their 2014 Spring/Summer Season

Fast Pitch Hawaii - Season 6

Fast Pitch Hawaii’s Women Softball League has started their 2014 Spring Season, 6th season, this past Sunday at Sand Island State Park, located at the end of Sand Island Access Road right off of Nimitz Highway (Highway 92).   Coming into this season FPH has a total of 10 teams and each team with a full roster containing 16+ women, showcasing a minimum of 160 players each Sunday and a crowd support of at least 200.

Teams are full however, rosters are open and teams are willing to take new players aboard.  If you are interested, they are requesting that you contact via FACEBOOK or by EMAIL  (fastpitchhawaii@gmail.com)

The following teams are:

Paina Girls (1-0)
Yah U (1-0)
Smurfettes (1-0)
Diamond Love (1-0)
Eat Um Up (1-0)
Twisted Sisters (0-1)
Alcoballics (0-1)
Who Dat (0-1)
Pink Ladies (0-1)
Sweet Okole (0-1)

This league has been blessed with many talented Hawaii Softball Athletes – Former UH Players, Kate Robinson, Sarah Robinson, Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu, Kanani Williams, Tyleen Tausaga,  Valana Manuma.  Former Tennessee player Anita Manuma, Florida State – Courtney Senas, Eastern Arizona – Jackie Tema and the list continues.

Fast Pitch Hawaii will be doing it again this Sunday, March 30th at Sand Island State Park and look for community support with encouraging these women to stay athletically active.  They are also looking for financial/product sponsors to reward their awesome women and help keep the league going.  If you would like to make a donation (good will, advertising expenses, etc…) please contact them!

Each Team Manager must fill out the information below and turn it in with full payment.

For 2014 Softball Tournaments in Holland, please click here. Holland Charter Township Recreation will be hosting MASA tournaments this summer in Holland.

HPU Women’s Softball Shutout Victory over BYUH: 11-0 and 4-0

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Hawaii Pacific University’s women softball team defeats BYU Hawaii by way of Mercy rule. First game was an 11-0 shutout followed by their second game, another shutout 4-0. Highlight hitters, Dorian Acierto with RBI triple, Nicole Vienna with a triple and self score and Sharae Esprecion with a sacrifice fly to secure a 10-0 lead by the 3rd inning. Fifth inning sealed the deal with the last run in score.

2nd game was a little slower with HPU leading early in the 2nd, 2-0 and again in the 5th for another run. Into the last inning HPU picked up one more run to complete their 2 game shutout.

Another double header up ahead for HPU on Sunday against Spokane Falls at Howard A. Okita Field at 12pm

UH Wahine Softball defeats UTEP 10-5

UH Wahine Softball Highlights against UTEP 2014 |  University of Hawaii Athletics Department – Manoa

It is said anything is possible!  Rough start but what a sweet come back from a 5 pt trail off the first inning. UH Wahine Softball Team ties up at the top of the 2nd, takes the lead in the 3rd and dominates in the 4th to defeat UTEP 10 – 5.

Fast Pitch Hawaii is at it again – Season 6

Catch us for Season 6 – Season starts Sunday, March 23, 2014
We are currently seeking interested individuals wanting to play fast pitch softball.  Must be 18 or older.  Contact by email or visit them here:  FAST PITCH HAWAII

Fast Pitch Hawaii - Season 6

Fast Pitch Hawaii’s Winter Season: Women’s softball

Fast Pitch Hawaii Women’s Softball league is starting their winter season October 2013.  If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website at: www.fastpitchhawaii.com

FPH Winter 2013

Kelly Majam – Finishing What She’s Started

There is no doubt that University of Hawaii’s softball senior center fielder, Kelly Majam, has been one of the most influential players for the Rainbow Wahine softball team in her college career.  But it hasn’t been easy for the California native to leave her dent in the record book.

 Majam and the Rainbow Wahine hit the road for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 14. - Kent Nishimura


Majam and the Rainbow Wahine hit the road for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 14. – Kent Nishimura

“I never thought I would go to college and set records, which is amazing to know,” Majam said. “But for me, what I want to leave this program as someone that worked extremely hard and didn’t have anything left, I used up all my energy on the field.”

From the beginning of her college career, Majam has had a tough road, starting with a torn ACL her freshman year forcing her to medical redshirt.

“She had never really had a major injury until she tore her ACL,” head coach Bob Coolen said. “She had a whole year to reflect on what type of player am I gonna be? And then she came out, and she persevered. She worked her tail off to get to the best possible physical condition because she did not like sitting out a whole year.”

In her rookie year, Majam came out on a tear, leading the NCAA in home runs (30) as well as being in the top five of the nation in runs (88) and slugging percentage (.919).  She also set UH records for single-season runs scored and walks (44), and she led the team in batting average (.400).  Defensively, Majam played flawlessly with a 1.000 fielding average in 66 games.  She was the first UH player to receive ESPN.com’s All-American honors and was a 2010 Western Athletic Conference All-Academic player.

Majam was a key player leading the ‘Bows to the 2010 College World Series in Oklahoma.

“One of my most memorable moments would be playing at the World Series,” Majam said. “It had been a dream of mine since I was 8 years old, or younger, to play at that stadium in front of all those people on ESPN, and I got to fulfill that dream and it was really awesome.”

DEFYING SETBACKS

After an all-star rookie season, Majam had high expectations as a sophomore.  But she was thrown one curve ball that no one was expecting heading into the 2011 season.

“I was diagnosed with cancer over Christmas break in 2010-2011. I had radiation treatment, and then I went right back into season once I got back here,” Majam said. “That first weekend I hit really good. It felt really nice for me after going through all that medical hardship to get back on the field and to show that I was still capable of hitting well and playing well.  It was definitely a highlight of my career here.”

Despite her setbacks, Majam put up some big stats for UH.  She played incredible defense ending the season with a 1.000 fielding average for the second year in a row and led the team in doubles (11) and walks (34). Through all of her tough times, Majam’s dedication to her teammates and the game she loves was her source of inspiration.

“I love softball,” she said. “I thoroughly love softball. It’s definitely a passion in me, and I’m a believer in Jesus and God, and I think that He put that passion in me for a reason. It was that passion to love the game and love it regardless of how I was feeling or how I was playing but just to enjoy going out there and playing.”

SETTING GOALS

As a senior, Majam is in her final season for UH.  Despite all of her previous accomplishments, there is still one more goal that she hopes to conquer this season.

“I want to hit 31 home runs,” Majam said. “That’s my goal. It’s a scary goal, but I’ve done it once and I want to do it again. I wanna go out as someone that finished what I started and hit just as good my freshman year and then after cancer. I still am a good player, and that’s something that I want to prove to myself and finish this program strong.”

Majam is a constant source of inspiration for her teammates.  She works hard and is living proof that dreams are achievable with hard work and dedication.

“Kelly’s a great person,” freshman third baseman Alyssa Villalpando said. “She’s a great impact player, [and] we all look up to her. She’s always up, never down, always trying to pick everyone up. She’s a great team player.”

Although she has had a prolific career, at the end of the day her stats are just numbers, and Majam prefers to be remembered for more than her stats on the page.

“I just want to be known as someone that was loving and served my team as a leader,” she said. “I think a lot of people think that leaders should be someone that’s a ‘rah-rah’ person and gives the inspirational speeches every practice. But for me, I think leadership is being the last person in the dugout cleaning up and picking up the teammate that just struck out and encouraging them to get back out there.”

Majam will always have a place in the record books, but the character she has demonstrated on and off the field will carry on through the lives she has impacted at UH.

“Her legacy will be that she has made a lot of believers,” Coolen said. “It doesn’t matter what stature you are. She lives by example, she follows her faith and she’s a very humble person.”

Credit: Sydney Chestnut – Kaleo

Courtney Senas plays part in taking FSU Softball to the Tourney Final

Courtney Senas' bat played an integral part in the Seminole victories over the weekend. / Riley Shaaber/FSView

Courtney Senas’ bat played an integral part in the Seminole victories over the weekend. / Riley Shaaber/FSView

Senior Courtney Senas highlighted the Florida State softball team’s excellent offensive day Saturday as she recorded 8 RBIs in a two-game sweep over top-25 foe Hofstra at the Unconquered Invitational at JoAnne Graf Field.

Florida State defeated Hofstra in game one by a 9-1 score in six innings and then defeated the Pride in game two, 4-0.

Senas, a Hawaii native, went 4-for-7 in two games against the Pride with one home run, two doubles and nine total bases. Arguably her biggest at-bat of the day was her final one in the tournament semifinals when she ripped a two-run single to give the Seminoles a cushion at 4-0 in game two, helping send Florida State to the tournament championship game.

The schedule has changed for the final day of the event. No. 2-seeded Florida State will play top-seeded Tulsa today with a new start time of 10 a.m. The Seminoles (7-1) are scheduled as the visiting team and will bat first. The consolation game between No. 3 seed Hofstra and fourth-seeded Arkansas will follow 30 minutes after.

Source: Tallahassee

Fast Pitch Hawaii Season End Tournament

Starting the Fast Pitch Hawaii Tournament off this past weekend was…

2nd place winners of the League, EAT UM UP vs WHO DAT

POLOLEI vs. PAINA GIRLS

Next in line up, the 2013 winter season champions, PILI PA’A vs. BURNING BUSH the very 1st season, 2012 winter champions.

Last but not least team BITE ME vs. GOTCHU

Cheers to dirty Sunday’s ;) and just for this week Saturday too!

Advancing into tomorrow’s brackets are the ladies of WHO DAT whom defeated our league’s 2nd place winners of the season. It was a bit of an OFF game for our ladies of Eat Um Up but they never let up! They held tight all the way to the end. Thankfully this isn’t the end for them. They’ll be back at it…BIGGER…BETTER…STRONGER for next season ;) 7 – 1

Off the bat and scoring, securing them a spot for Sunday are the ladies of Paina Girls who defeated Pololei with a RUN rule in the 5th inning 15 – 5

3rd game of the day – All 7 innings played. And it was in the 7th inning, the last minutes of the game 2 runs are scored tying the score 3 all. There has to be a winner and since ALL 7 innings were played rules stated to revert to their pitcher’s stats. Team with the most strike outs takes the game – Pili Pa’a takes the game over the ladies of Burning Bush. This was an AWESOME battle and would love to have this as a do over ;)

Last but not least – The ladies of Gotchu banged out their win with SHUTOUT score of 13 – 0 over team BITE ME.

Sunday’s lineup are as follows:

Paina Girls vs. Gotchu
Who Dat vs. Paina Girls
TBD -

next day

Moving through the first game of the day – Gotchu advances defeating Paina Girls 9 – 4.

Followed by League Champions, Pili Pa’a, defeating the ladies of Who Dat 3 – 2

Taking the ship – Congratulations to the ladies of Team Gotchu defeating Pili Pa’a 16 – 0

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Thank you ladies for an awesome season and an action packed season end tournament. All action shots and team pictures can be purchased from Adair Caras of Adair’s Images and Photography.  You can view more images here: http://adairimages.zenfolio.com/p504630576

And while it’s a bitter sweet day for us it’s definitely NOT the end.

With that said – Season 4 is right around the corner. 2013 Spring/Summer Season – More dirty Sunday’s to come!!!

Fast Pitch Hawaii

Robinson Softball Training: Happy Hitting Days Clinic

On Saturday, January 26th join Pro Athlete, All American, and former UH Wahine Player Kate Robinson of Robinson Softball Training for a quality hitting clinic at Moanalua High School.  For this clinic Kate is partnered with Lauren Lupenetti and the Moanalua Varsity Softball Team who will be benefiting financially with donations from proceeds of this clinic.

Please review the attached flyer for more information and remember if you have any other questions Kate can be reached via email – katemr08@gmail.com or call 808.282.0176

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Softball Skills Clinic with Kate Robinson

Only 10 players are being accepted! We will be working on the smaller elements of the game. Things that may get overlooked at team practices. Helping to create strong individual players to ultimately strengthen teams. Call or email Kate Robinson to reserve a spot. All information on the flyer.

Or visit her website – robinsonsoftballtraining.com